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Baicha Village Boat-shaped houses Dongfang Sanya Hainan——the national intangible cultural heritage
Hainan Province

Dongfang is one of the 7 county-level citiesof Hainan province, People's Republic of China. The main urban area of Dongfang (i.e., what used to be called "the county seat", when Dongfang was a county) is the town of Basuo.

Dongfang City is in the west of  Hainan Island, just across the Gulf of Tonkin from Vietnam. It is also in the center of the Asia-Pacific economic circle. It has an area of 2256 sq. km, and a population of 430,000 (80,000 of which are of Li and Miao ethnicity). Dongfang has an excellent loaction, by both the sea and mountains, with a white sand coastline of 84.4km., as well as 7 ports and 8 bays.  Dongfang is a great tropical travel destination. The 8 bays including Jiulong Bay and Sibi Bay are perfect for swimming and water sports. The climate is warm all year round, with an average annual temperature of 24—25° C (75.2-77° F). Dongfang has not only sun, sand, and surf, it also has mountains, forests, lakes, islands, karst outcroppings, and Li and Miao ethnic culture.

Baicha Village is a natural village riverside Township under the jurisdiction of the eastern city, Baichacun cottages is like a overturned boat, the villagers used to call it " The boat shaped houses.". Baichacun existing 81 boat house, Baichacun is one of the best preserved of natural village. Boat shaped houses are the outstanding architectural art of the Li nationality in hainan, in 2008 the village boat house was included in the national intangible cultural heritage protection list.

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Copyright: Yunzen Liu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 25/02/2014
Uploaded: 16/04/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: baicha village boat-shaped houses dongfang sanya hainan national intangible cultural heritage
More About Hainan Province

Hainan (English name: Hai Nan). Capital: Haikou, referred to as: Joan. Hainan Province on April 13 -1988, the Seventh National People's Congress adopted the first meeting of "the decision on the establishment of Hainan Province" and "On the Establishment of the Hainan Special Economic Zone of the resolution "; April 26, 1988, the CPC Hainan Province Committee of Hainan Provincial People's Government formally. Since then, Hainan became a province of the youngest and largest special economic zone, Hainan's development has entered a new historical period. South China Sea on Hainan Island is a bright pearl, is second only to the country's second largest island of Taiwan. Hainan is the smallest land area of China, the largest province of the marine area.

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